This post is sponsored by Dove® ClearTone™ Deodorant - designed to visibly reduce underarm dark marks and even skin tone.
First I want to talk about armpits. I know no one likes to talk about it but we all have them and they all sweat and stink. Why don't other parts of my body do that? Yes, your feet stick but no one really smells them unless you take your shoes off. But go to the supermarket or church with out deodorant and people smell you a mile away. Here is a little anatomy lesson. (Thankfully, I saved my anatomy books) Our bodies all have bacteria and the area under the arm is a prime place for bacteria to grow. When sweat combines with the bacteria it smells. That is the shortest way I can put it without talking about sebaceous glands and all that other stuff. The first weapon in fighting body odor is keeping the area clean. Showering usually is a must. Dove offers a good assortment of body washes and beauty bars to keep that area clean. OK, now you are clean what next, you do need more. At the onset of puberty your hormones are changing and one of the changes is the onset of body odor. This is when you start using something to get rid of the odor If you use only a deodorant it is going to kill the odor but not the perspiration. (the wet stuff). So, when buying a deodorant look for one that is a deodorant antiperspirant. For example, Dove has a large assortment of deodorant/ antiperspirants in several scents. Most are are designed not to stain your clothing.
Still have body after using a deodorant/antiperspirant. Dove has the answer with their clinical strength deodorant/antiperspirant. This is a real break though in the fight against body odor because a formula like this used to only be available through a doctor prescription.
Now, talking about breakthroughs, let's talk about break outs. Lots of times we cause our own breakouts. A pimple is also caused by an oil gland that becomes infected when it becomes it becomes inflamed causing and inflammation filled with pus. Just like body odor it is important to keep your face clean but sometimes we overdo it. Have you ever used all kinds of facial products the cleanser, toner, moisturizer, with a mask all in one day and the next day have a couple of zits and think. What happened I just took such good care of my skin. Well, what happened in you skin was the oil glands can get over stimulated by washing too much and causing even worse breakouts. I know that feeling you just want those pimples to go away. Remember my Vegas story with the Monistat. I wanted that acne to go away I was washing four times a day and really making things worse. Now, my case is different from a small breakout from over reacting oil glands in this case you need to use something gentle like Dove moisturizing soap twice a day and don't touch your face unless your hands are super clean. Keeping your skin clean and lightly moisturized with bring everything back to normal.
So, whether it is acne or body odor Dove has a solution for you.
I was compensated for this post by the Clever Girls Collective.com. All the opinions expressed here are my own.